Locating your company to Neath Port Talbot, in the heart of South Wales with its excellent road, rail, sea and air connections, will put your business front and centre.
We are very proud of our Industrial past and our long association with the steel industry. But, today, every effort is being made to diversify our local economy. Innovative manufacturing, decarbonisation and renewable energy are now at the heart of our economic development strategy.
Locally, our manufacturing base is one of the largest in Wales with an excellent reputation for quality production and a flexible, skilled and diverse workforce.
Strong public, private sector and academic partnerships are generating investment in innovation and R&D facilities and, our Centres of Excellence in Advanced Engineering, Steel and Metal Production and Renewable Hydrogen Production and Storage are achieving worldwide recognition.
With Wales positioning itself for a “Technological Revolution” in the way that energy is created, distributed and used, Port Talbot with its unique combination of deep water access; brownfield land; rail connections; manufacturing capacity and skilled labour will be of strategic importance in it becoming a globally significant turbine production hub in the future.
We are also a community of collaborative innovators with entrepreneurs working across other high-growth sectors such as Med Tech, Technology, Construction and the Creative Industries. Many of them work out of our flexible, well-serviced commercial hubs, R&D villages and state of the art technology centres.
With an abundant supply of students and graduates from Swansea University’s Bay Campus located right here in Neath Port Talbot, and a further two outstanding universities and local colleges in the area, coupled with a central location that connects two fast-growing city regions offering a wider pool of talent within an easy commute. Add in connectivity to global markets, and a low cost base and you have a powerful combination to attract investment. Get in touch to find out more.